over·​con·​scious ˌō-vər-ˈkän(t)-shəs How to pronounce overconscious (audio)
: excessively conscious or aware of something or someone
Before, I'd been overconscious of time; now I had no awareness of it at all.John Marsden
She was an orphaned heiress … shy, overconscious [=self-conscious] of her long nose …Nick Fraser

Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overconscious was in 1677

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“Overconscious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overconscious. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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